The Brasher Doubloon (The High Window) (1947)
Release Date: Feb 6, 1947 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 190
Raymond Chandler's famed detective Philip Marlowe (George Montgomery) is hired by a rich, eccentric widow, Mrs. Murdock (Florence Bates) to find and return a stolen gold coin. Marlowe quickly finds himself involved an a case which includes robbery, blackmail and murder. Just as Marlowe begins to solve the mystery, he is savagely beaten by Vannier (Fritz Kortner). Marlowe finally puts all the pieces of the puzzle together when he discovers a blackmail scheme involving Murdock's mentally-ill
Feb 6, 1947 Wide
Houseley Stevenson Sr.
... something of a B+ movie, a low-budget treatment of Raymond Chandler's "The High Window" made with ambition and style, at least in key scenes.
Entertaining on its own merits as a B-grade thriller, but certainly not the best film version of a Raymond Chandler novel.
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